My wife and I have had both of these for a while. The E01 in black is mine and the colorful ones are hers. She uses hers quite a bit so I dont know why mine looks banged up and hers dont.
I love the runtime of them, when she is sleeping and I want to read I just set it on the shelf behind the bed and I have plenty of reading light. If I forget to turn it off its still running when I get up. I just dont have to change the battery very often at all. Its small enough to drop in my pocket as a backup light. Its output is a little anemic but it gets the job done when needed. Im not sure what it would take to tear this light up, seems to be built to handle all kinds of dirty jobs.
When the E05 was released it was advertised at 27 lumens and all flood. I like the light and the beam is quite good at lighting up a room. I am disappointed in the runtime but I guess its an obvious trade off for more output. The lens is something I have never gotten used to. For me it looks a little cheesy with the hole in it and it just looks like it is going to fall out, to be fair it is solidly in place and probably wont fall out, but it looks cheap. Other than that it is a great looking solid light. It never gets carried though, the extra output is just not enough to make up for the much shorter runtime vs the E01. It has become one I just have for the collection that never gets used.
If you have both I would be interested to know which one you prefer and why? Are there situations where you prefer slightly brighter beam and feel the reduced runtime is worth it?
dont buy ld01 before reading my ld01 assessment (bfl review to come .. one day .. hopefully .. haha). fenix qc isnt as perfect and flawless as expected. my personal copy (hke) *is* perfect however .. etc.
stay tuna. (meaning to say, dont order from MF. it is more advisable to make HKE an offer (low price suggestion) and ask them to qc the light before they ship it. i dont think that MF does such a thing upon request)